Manahawkin Baptist Church will be cooking up a good recipe for enjoyment, there will be cornhole, crafters, music and food!

Celebrating Spring 2024, music festival and vendor fair to benefit local nonprofit Hearts of Mercy.

Starting at 11 a.m. in the field behind the church and Lighthouse Christian Academy buildings, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of fun activities and foodto go along with a solid lineup of bands, each with its own brand of music. Crafters and vendors will be lined up throughout the grounds. The event is rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather conditions.

A cornhole tournament with cash payout to the top three teams also will be contested. Limited to 32 two-player teams. All teams are guaranteed at least two games, and there is no age restriction to play. Payouts will be adjusted depending on the exact number of participants after check-in, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Check-in for the tournament ends at 10:45 a.m. Registration for the cornhole tournament is $30 per team and can be done online until Thursday, May 16 by visiting



Serving the people of Stafford Township is my great joy and calling. After 30 years of marriage, Dena and I have experienced many amazing adventures together. God called me to be a pastor and Dena sees her calling as helping the church and loving me and our children. We have raised two children, pastored churches in four states, preached and/or sang on three continents. I feel so blessed to have loved and pastored several thousand people. My life is spent discipling people, reading books, and arranging my thoughts for preaching. 

As Pastor of MBC, my first priority is that you would leave each service with a greater love for Christ.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if I can assist you and your family in any way.

Yours for His Glory,